Australia’s architects of barefoot hillbilly pop, The Pigs, are back!
The group are famous for their rip-roaring live performances… and in 2019 their studio work roared up the charts with Hillbilly Synthesiser reaching No. 1 on the Australian Independent Albums Chart.
The Pigs are a family band, last name ‘Pig’. Music and comedy run in their blood and they have been antagonizing and entertaining each other since their early days in the womb. The band began performing live in 2004, doing small gigs for beer and food in Sydney’s Inner-West. Somehow, they ended up at The Tamworth Country Music Festival where they became instant crowd favourites. Their popularity has been something of a phenomenon ever since, with no one being more bewildered or surprised than The Pigs themselves.
And, due to having such a large family, they are often joined by their Cousin Montz on banjo or their Cousin Oink on Fiddle.
In fifteen years on the road, the Pigs have wowed audiences at The Gympie Music Muster, Woodford Folk Festival, The Deni Ute Muster, Port Fairy Folk Festival, Broadbeach Country Music Festival, Queenscliff Music Festival and many, many others. They’ve also popped up on the tele in places like Australia’s Got Talent, Studio Ten, Spicks n Specks, Rage and The Country Music Channel.
Throughout this time they’ve released five albums and come to be known as the band that has made songs by Beyonce, Powderfinger, John Farnham, INXS, Skyhooks, Kelis, and even Kanye West bluegrassy – just as they were meant to be – with originals mixed with covers on their albums. The Pigs’ most popular song on Spotify is the hilariously quirky original song, “Macho Moisturiser” – a song that’s become an unlikely sing-a-long classic at a Pigs concert.
The band has made three joyously confusing treks to Europe where they played at many festivals including Skagen Folk Festival in Denmark and Schaubudensommer in Germany and sang about Macho Feuchtigkeitscreme rather than Macho Moisturiser.
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